In short: Superbe race with great marshalls and friendly general public cheering you on. In full: Following in my Dad's footsteps (albeit 27 years later) it was a delight to run the full race rather than the fun runs. The course was fab although a little shingly at times but grass verges helped. Really supportive and friendly marshals and great support from general members of the public just out for a Sunday stroll. Water could have been better in bottles rather than cups but understand the risk of litter in such a wonderful area. Date of review: July 20, 2011
In short: Scenic jaunt through the forest In full: What a contrast from boring road running! I will definitely be looking for more trail races from now on. Organisation was great - plenty of marshals and all very encouraging. There was a small hill (well I call it a hill) at around mile 8, which was a bit of a struggle, but then again that's probably just because I'm used to 10ks and was starting to struggle a bit by then. Friendly for beginners - I'm always near the back and received lots of encouragement which is always much appreciated. Think this one will become a regular in my running calendar :) Date of review: July 16, 2011
In short: great run and great organisation In full: excellent introduction to off-road running with majority of race held over wide gravel forest trails with a few undulations but no major hills (though the loop at mile 8 felt like it).
In short: Another great race this year In full: A great day and an enjoyable race again. My highlight was the highland cow that was stood watching the race towards the start. The race feels like a real family event. Well done to the organisers. Date of review: July 12, 2011
In short: A Glorious way to spend a Sunday In full: Can't fault it in any way. It would have been nice not to race it and enjoy the scenery a bit more but where's the fun in that! Wild horses everywhere and a deer ran out just in front of me at one point.
I unfortunately couldn't thank the Marshalls on the way round as I was just trying to breathe but they were fab.
Beginners - The only reason I didn't give this full marks is because it's 10 miles but if you want a race to aim for then make sure you enter this next year. Date of review: July 12, 2011
In short: One of my all time favourite races. In full: Everything about this race is pretty much perfect and I'll keep coming back every year. Thanks very much to all those who makes this a great success from the car park helpers to the on-course marshals. This year I got a PB for 10 miles as well - bonus! Date of review: July 12, 2011